Post #16
Sunday October 6, 2019 5:21pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 998
I'm happy to see that we're having more U-23 camps and that there appear to be a nice pool of players to select from. I'm for allowing players to progress through the age backets....U-20 to U-23, to Sr. Team. I firmly believe that a player should have to make their debut with their clubs Sr. Team before receiving a call-up to the Sr. USMNT.
That said there are players in this age bracket who are ready to contribute to the Sr. US side besides Adams, McKennie, & Pulisic. Some of the Euro players who either weren't called into this U camp or weren't released by their clubs. Guys like A. Robinson, CCV, & EPB who aren't likely to be allowed to participate in the Olympic Qualification tournament, should be with the Sr. Team integrating themselves with the team. These players are seeing 1st team minutes with their clubs at a level equal to or better than MLS, and are worthy of consideration over some of the players who were called up for the Sr. Team (Lovitz).
Playing against Cuba is a great low pressure introduction to the team, system, and coaches. I believe this is why many fans were so disappointed with the roster selection recently. These early games in this new tournament are the perfect opportunity to test out youth and build towards the future. But instead we're getting the same group of players who have failed to impress in multiple opportunities.

Post #17
Sunday October 6, 2019 10:18pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,963
Original post from PortCityFan

Blaise, you going to the saints/ bucs game?

I just got home today, all my friends were going but I think it's raining there now.

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